|What if I have an exam conflict or special requirement?
||Contact Maria Witlox two weeks in advance.
|Who is my section instructor?
||See the staff page.
|Why do we use Java?
Questions and Answers about using Java in Computer Science Curricula
by Doug Lea.
|Will I be prepared for CS2110?
Definitely. If you take CS1112 or CS1114 instead of CS1110, you have
to take CS1130 before taking CS2110.
|What's this CS1130/CS1132 stuff?
CS1130 is a "transition to Java" course,
which teaches OO concepts to those who know another language.
CS1132 is a "computing in Matlab" course, which teaches Matlab
to those who know another language. Both are self-paced, 1-credit,
Engineering students must take
one of these sequences: CS1110 – CS1132 or CS1112 – CS1130.
|Why do we use DrJava?
1. It is relatively simple and is object-oriented.
2. It is free.
3. Its "Interactions pane" lets us demonstrate Java concepts and
lets you practice with Java in a way that other IDEs don't.
|Why do the assignments look like that?
||See the article Building
Freshman Intuition for Computational Science and Mathematics by
C. Van Loan.
|Why should I retrieve and save my graded
||First, feedback on graded work is important for you;
it helps you determine what you know and what you need to work on
more. Second, you need to check for accuracy in grading and summing
of points in case you need to submit a regrade. Third, in case of
a lost grade (it happens from time to time), we will need proof that
you completed the assignment. Fourth, you should use previous work
to study for exams and to learn about mistakes to avoid in the future.
|Where are the computer labs?
||Look at CIT's
|Where are the sections or recitations?
||All sections/recitations are held in the
ACCEL Lab. You get to it through the Engineering Library in Carpenter
|Where's your office?
||Look at the staff page.
|Where are the solutions?
||When we post solutions, they will be posted on the same page as Assignments,
|Where are the handouts?
||Most lecture handouts can be obtained
from the Lecture summary
page. For assignments, solutions and other things, look at Assignments,
|Where is my graded homework/prelim?
||For assignments submitted online, on
the CMS for the course, you will receive feedback on the CMS itself.
Hardcopy work will be returned in class unless otherwise announced.
|Where do I request a regrade?
||For assignments submitted online on the
course CMS, submit the regrade request on the CMS. For everything
else, go to the consultants in
the ACCEL Lab within one week after we return your work and fill
out a regrade request. You may hand also hand it directly
to an instructor
|Where is almost everything located?
||In the filing cabinet, with the consultants,
in the ACCEL lab or in the homework return room, Upson 360, or on this website or the
|Where can I find more practice problems?
||Refer to the exercises in your textbook.
You can also find many problems in archived course websites from the
CS Home Page. Also, look in
for other programming textbooks. You might even consider trying a
Schaum's Outline on
C or C++ for many worked-out problems: try programming the same problems
|MAY I ...
|May I use the first edition of ProgramLive?
||No. It is way out of date. At the bookstore, buy the
book for the course, which is a combination
of a paper text and A CD.
|May I change my partner?
||You may have different partners for different
projects, but you may not have more than one partner for any assignment.
Please review the assignments
|May I use Eclipse or another IDE other than DrJava?
May I program in a different language?
|You may not use another language. You may use
an IDE other than DrJava, but then you are on your own: We provide
support only for DrJava. See our DrJava page.
|How should I submit my homework?
||Follow the submission guidelines on the assignments
|How do I use DrJava?
||Look at our DrJava page.
|How do I print in a public lab?
How do I use Net-Print?
|Review this page
about Net-Print from CIT.
|How do I start an assignment?
||Read the assignment a few times. Don't expect to absorb
it all at once. While reading the assignment, look for clues on what
you need to do. When you've figured out the larger tasks, break those
large problems into smaller and smaller tasks. Eventually, you can
program those smaller tasks!
|How do I catch up? I'm lost.
||Seek help from the CS1110 Staff
immediately. We can help you figure out what you need to do.
|How do I become a consultant?
||Take CS2110, do well, and talk to Laurie
Buck; she is in the CS Undergrad Office, Upson 303.